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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Banana Split Cookies

Have you ever wanted to bring a banana split to a picnic?  Not very easy - ice cream melts when out of the freezer.  These cookies are a pretty good substitute.  While they aren't ice cream, they have all the flavors of a banana split - and they don't melt!

Banana Split Cookies


  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® strawberry cake mix
  • 1 box (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 rolls Rollo candies
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 maraschino cherries, cut in half


Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs until well combined.

Divide dough into 2 sections.  Divide one section into 12 even pieces.  {You might feel that the dough is a bit oily.  Don't worry - they bake wonderfully.}

Shape each piece of dough around one slice of banana.

You should end up with evenly round cookies.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool 20 minutes.

In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the Rollo candies on High for 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.  Use a spoon to carefully drizzle the caramel/chocolate mixture over the cookies.  {Note - be careful hot caramel is really really hot.  You don't want to spill this on your skin.  Seriously.}

In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Use spoon or fork to drizzle melted chocolate over cooled cookies.

While the caramel and chocolate are still melty, add a cherry half to each top.  {I used a bit of leftover melted chocolate on the bottom of each cherry for a little extra glue.}

Let the cookies sit for 2 hours for the chocolate to set.  Then taste one.

I think these would go really well with a cold glass of milk.  They are tender and sweet and have all the flavors of a banana split - and none of the melting ice cream!

zentMRS - Love in the Kitchen
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